Mike Tucker has stepped down as president of VT Hackney after helming the company for 15 years. Steve Miller replaces Tucker as president and CEO.
“I have spent the last 26 years of my life working with the greatest people you could ask for to support our initiatives in growing a successful company,” Tucker said. “The relationships we have solidified in the beverage, foodservice, and other industries allow the company to continue on a growth trajectory that will benefit VT Hackney in the future. I’m just at a point in my life where I am ready for a new challenge and believe this is the correct time for a new vision.”
Miller previously served as president of Waltco Lift Corp. and before that held the position of vice president of sales for Morgan Olson.
“[Tucker] has done a great job diversifying the products under both the Hackney and Kidron brands,” Miller said. “I look forward to working with VT Hackney team members and customers and beginning the next chapter of VT Hackney. The transportation and delivery markets that we participate in are changing and adapting, and I feel we are positioned to take advantage of those opportunities.”
VT Hackney was recently awarded a contract to develop prototypes for the USPS related to the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle program. The company has also introduced various new products over the past 18 months, including the SideKick beverage and vending body, ColdSled commercial cooler, and a line of commercial shelving targeting the contractor service industry.